September, 2019

Senator Schwank took time to applaud a national leader in Hospice Care, who is on a bicycle tour across Pennsylvania to raise awareness for end-of-life care.

July, 2109

Governor Wolf has signed Senator Schwank’s legislation into law, making it easier to report sexual assault and violence on college campuses.

Governor Wolf has signed the PA Farm Bill into law. It’s designed to assist farmers in their day-to-day business and open up new markets for their products. Senator Schwank contributed to the PA Farm Bill’s success.

June, 2019

Current Pennsylvania law allows boys and girls as young as 15 to be married with parental consent. Legislation co-sponsored by Senator Schwank is moving through the state Senate that would change that.

Senator Schwank, fellow legislators and activists are calling for the passage of bills that would make voting easier for Pennsylvanians.

Senator Schwank is among a group of lawmakers who are introducing a bill in Harrisburg that will provide funding to insure safety for churches and other non-profit organizations.

May, 2019

Legislation being introduced by Senator Schwank would standardize the procedure parents would use if they want to exempt their children from vaccinations before sending them to school.

A four-bill package, described as key pieces of the Pennsylvania Farm Bill, has been introduced in the Senate.  Two of the bills are being sponsored by Senator Schwank.

A task force that’s been looking into lead contamination across the state has turned in its report, and Senator Schwank is one of a number of lawmakers who are responding with a package of bills designed to keep Pennsylvanians, especially children, safe.

Legislation co-sponsored by Senator Schwank is targeting those who extort others by demanding sex for services or favors.

April 2019

“Equal pay for equal work” is something a lot of businesses in Pennsylvania still don’t provide. Senator Schwank is one of a number of Senate Democrats that have have introduced legislation to change that.

March, 2019

Senator Schwank says Governor Wolf’s 2019 budget proposal includes a plan to help grow and develop agriculture in Pennsylvania.

Senator Schwank joined with citizens and lawmakers in Harrisburg to call for improvements in pipeline safety procedures and to increase oversight in pipeline construction and maintenance.

February, 2019

Senator Schwank reacts to Governor Wolf’s 2019 Budget Address

January, 2019

Senator  Schwank and a bipartisan group of fellow state Senators has proposed a package of bills designed to make it easier for Pennsylvanians to vote.

Senator Schwank made her annual visit to the Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. She says, more than ever, the Farm Show is a place of discovery and innovation, for the farmer as well as for the general public.

A new year, a new session of the Pennsylvania General Assembly. Senator Schwank talks about what she’s looking to accomplish in the state Senate in the new year.

October 2018

Legislation co-sponsored by Senator Schwank has passed the state Senate that would make sexual extortion illegal.

The state Senate has passed and sent to the Governor a bill designed to get guns out of the hands of domestic abusers.

The state Senate has passed and sent to the Governor’s desk legislation co-authored by Senator Schwank that will put automatic speed detection cameras at worksites on interstates and the Turnpike.

Activists and lawmakers, including Senator Schwank, gathered in the state Capitol Rotunda in Harrisburg to remember the 117 women, men and children who lost their lives last year to domestic violence in Pennsylvania.

September 2018

Senators  Schwank and John Sabatina of Philadelphia have introduced legislation that would end the practice of child marriages in Pennsylvania.

July 2018

Senator Schwank suggests some day trips you can take right here in Berks County this summer.

June 2018

Dairy farmers in Pennsylvania are experiencing rough times, with some farms reportedly on the brink of bankruptcy. Senator Schwank is introducing legislation that ensures the state will be taking measures to provide some help.

Senator Schwank says the 2018 state budget sees some gains for agriculture in Pennsylvania

Senator Schwank was part of a gathering of lawmakers and advocates that participated in a rally at the state Capitol in support of immigrant families separated by the Trump Administration’s enforcement of the “zero tolerance” immigration policy.

Senator Schwank reminds families that Pennsylvania’s Children’s Health Insurance Program — CHIP — covers all kids with quality health insurance.

The state Senate has passed a bill that would shift the responsibility of drawing political districts in the state away from legislators and to a commission. But an amendment changed the focus of the bill, and Senator Schwank is asking advocates and ordinary citizens to contact House members and insist they pass a “clean” version of the bill

Governor Wolf has signed an Executive Order making sure women employed by the state are given equal pay for equal work. Senator Schwank is introducing legislation that would do the same thing for all Pennsylvania employers

Senator Schwank has introduced a Senate Resolution to study ways to help struggling dairy farmers in Pennsylvania.  Here is the speech she made on the floor of the Senate when introducing her Resolution:

May 2018

May is Military Appreciation Month. Senator Schwank encourages Pennsylvania’s veterans to take advantage of the benefits they’ve earned.

April 2018

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Senator Schwank says the theme of the Awareness Month is “Embrace Your Voice.”

An estimated one in every 68 children in the United States is living with an autism spectrum disorder. Senator Schwank says the state has ways to make life easier for those with autism and their families.

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month. Senator Schwank has information about Pennsylvania’s Child Abuse Hotline that could save a child’s life.

March 2018

A Resolution introduced by Senator Schwank calls on Pennsylvania companies to put women in more executive positions.

Legislation sponsored by Senator Schwank would make it easier for you to get fresh foods from smaller farms.

Senator Schwank says Pennsylvania is ready to help families save for college by providing a savings plan with some tax advantages.

February 2018

If you’re looking for a job, Senator Schwank says that help is available.

January, 2018

Democrats in the state Senate laid out their legislative priorities for Pennsylvania in 2018. Senator Schwank says Senate Democrats want to make sure women’s issues get the attention they deserve.

As the 102nd Farm Show winds down in Harrisburg, Senator Schwank says the thousands of exhibits are examples of how important agriculture is to Pennsylvania’s economy and the day-to-day lives of its residents.

The 102nd Farm Show is underway in Harrisburg. Senator  Schwank says that this year the Show is highlighting the many different aspects of Pennsylvania farming and farmers.

Winter weather is here, and Senator Schwank is advising travelers to check with PA 511 and get road conditions before venturing out.